Problem tackled: reducing the cigarette litter in front of public places. Solution: inspired from a game played with 3 paper cups and a ball in which the dealer hides the ball under one of the cup and then swaps the cups, and the player has to guess where the ball is. The device is an ashtray with 3 holes and 3 diodes. The diodes light on alternatively along random sequences of 2 or 3 seconds. By the end of the sequence the player has to stub out his cigarette in the hole whose diode lighted on last. Heat sensors in the three holes allow to determine whether the player wins.
Dog's feces in the streets stink. Literally. And still, some dog owners don't throw at the trash can. So, let's give them a reason to do it. Let's show them that it could be useful if put at the right place.
The Garden's hit is where they'll see what some poo can do. Throwing it at the specified place activates a mechanism that releases a plastic rose everytime something hits the engines under the garden. Then, a flower "grows". There are 50 of them, that go down again after some minuts. This way everybody can enjoy making a plant growing. Just have to make the poo hit the garden.
Lets encourage people to use dryers instead of paper towels in public bathrooms. Lets add a little harmonica that sounds with the dryer's air and that people can move from side to side. Lets dry dry our hands, have fun and save some trees, all at the same time! Submitted by Lorena Stuani.
Choose the bike instead of the car, earn points and you can be famous (by being shown on the internet or on a special post), you can beat your friends, you can realize how much you get along on the bike and how healthy it is.
Submitted by Mateusz Szymanowski
Ride down the road of the future with wind technology created by your passing cars. A channel of small wind turbines keep turning by the force of wind created as vehicles pass. Road light and signs electrical usage is generated from the wind power while mileage counters show you how much energy was created and how much energy was saved on an hourly basis. A great conversation piece that can only lead to a GREENER way of life.
Submitted by Janet Mohamed
How can we make people wash their hands after using public toilets? A new doorknob could be the solution for this problem: After using the toilet, you have to touch the doorknob in order to unlock and open the door. So a doorknob with a stamp on its backside could put some colour or a funny message on your hand. The ink can easily be washed off with some water and soap - but of course, it will remain for a while if you do not wash your hands. So everybody can see that your hands are still dirty.
Every time you reuse this bottle (each time it is filled up again) a dimention of the art changes and the image gets more complex. The first time you use the bottle, a square appears, second time is 2 squares, each acting as individual pixles. It becomes less abstract each time it is used. This will encourage people to keep the same bottle for years just to see the imege change and grow into a piece of art. Reduce, reuse. Submitted by Jenna Meath.
This game makes commuting and waiting for trains a fun and stimulating experience. Three huge numbers are painted or pasted on the subway platforms, however not on one surface but several different ones on many levels of depth. The objective of the game is to find the viewpoint from where the color fields makes out a number. Should you stand at the wrong place the fields are incomprehensible. Once you've found the viewpoint where the number is visible you can find a plaque on the floor or closest wall with two small numbers.
Let ecological / fair trade marked goods etc in food stores be collected from the shelves / lowered from the ceiling to spark interest with sounds or labyrinth. That way we can make shopping for these environmentally friendly goods more fun!
Submitted by Madelene Hautamäki, Sweden
Normally, in a cafeteria people tend to leave their finished plates on the table. It makes the cafe look messy and no one would like to use that dirty table. We want to change their behavior. Take care of your plate and leave the clean table behind. Just wipe off your plate, then use it as a token to play your favorite song on our "Plate Jukebox".
Submitted by Chalit Manuyakorn
Stop pedaling for nothing! With this devise while you’re riding a training bike you activate a fan which keeps you fresh and cool while you’re doing your daily workout. And that’s not all you can do with the electricity you’ve produced. You can connect the invention to every household appliance: TV set, toaster, blender and other things. Submitted by Minko Marinov.
Kids always love to play. But after aftwerwards, they usually prefer to play something else instead of cleanig up their toys. Why not transform the tidying up into a fun thing to do? As always, modern cybernetics is here to save the day: Human's best friends, the Robots, come to help by eating up everything that is fed to them. YUM!
Submitted by Sascha Nelle
The true about how this new idea born, is that I first think about the challenge of how boring and sometimes tired is to put every can in the floor and then crush each can, the action repeats depending on how many cans you have, and the challenge of make some space, and then recycle each can, it’s just annoying, or simply most of the time people, just mix the cans with all the garbage .Well this is a new container crusher thrasher, where you can put the soda empty cans, and have fun while you recycle.
A container/ashtray for out-side use. How to use: spinning the ashtray generates energi which drives a cylinder with cartoon characters in different sizes on. The spinning makes the illusion of dancing, a simple filmteknik. Because smoking isn´t allowed indoors, the smokers makes the city streets looks like ashtrays, which becomes a anviromentproblem as well as an estetic pollution of the public room.
Submitted by Kaipa Gunilla Ericsson
PROBLEM: The majority of Junior High students and High School students too, hate that sometimes you forget your combination or maybe your lock doesn’t work very well and gets stuck all times. Well is time for that to stop. We deserve to have fun when we want to open our locks.
I bolted an ordinary coat rack on busy city street corner in a mid-sized midwestern town. When the weather turned cold i began to randomly hang warm gloves and hats on the rack. These items would be gone by the next day. The coat rack entitled "Hang Your Hat" began to collect usable items from other generous passers by. Yet each item hung on the rack was gone the next day. The idea of putting a piece of furniture on the street brings light to the fact that there are people that live on the streets and are homeless.
Submitted by Ken Peterson
Too many of us don't come to a complete stop at stop-signed intersections. You do it. I do it. But what if there was some visual feedback to encourage people to come to a complete stop? I propose 'Stop-Show', a system which used electronics to detect a full stop and then rewards the driver with a fun light show on the stop sign. The 'light show' would serve two key purposes... (1) Indicating / confirming that a full stop has been achieved, and (2) providing the driver with a little bit of entertainment, encouraging them to be a little more consistent with their safe-driving practices.
An interesting bike concept that offers a great doze of exercise as well as a funny experience through which you can measure your energetic potential.
The concept is simple: the electricity produced while pedaling is collected and can feed up various electric devices. The scientific application has been around for quite a while now but how many times was it transposed into an application that would also generate fun?